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Follow live: Colorado, Washington meet for Pac-12 championship

No. 8 Colorado battles No. 4 Washington for the Pac-12 title at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Colorado wins the toss. The Buffs are now an astonishing 12-1 in the coin toss this season. Their only coin flip loss was at USC.

Interception sets up Ohio TD

Bradd Ellis picks off a tipped pass by Zach Terrell and returns it 32 yards to set up Jordan Reid's second TD catch of the game. The Bobcats miss the PAT kick and trail Western Michigan 23-13 early in the third quarter.


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Washington Purple at Levi's Stadium.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick review of College Football Playoff implications before this Pac-12 title kicks off: No. 4 Washington is likely win-and-in. No. 8 Colorado has a shot with a win, especially if No. 3 Clemson loses tomorrow, too. The Buffs' strength of record would be very formidable with a win tonight.

Broncos score in closing seconds of half

Zach Terrell hits Carrington Thompson near the sideline in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left in the half. No. 17 Western Michigan leads Ohio 23-7 at halftime.


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WMU WR Corey Davis put on a show in that first half. Route running, speed, production after the catch. Physical, too. He can play.

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Western Michigan QB and WR ZachTerrell and Corey Davis connected for their 50th TD, one shy of the FBS record for most by a QB-receiver duo (Chase Clement and Jarrett Dillard at Rice, 51 from 2005 to 2008).

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All the Pac-12 mascots -- minus the Stanford Tree -- in their holding area in a Levi's Stadium tunnel.

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Washington players pour out of the 49ers' home locker room at Levi's Stadium and walk down the tunnel to the field before the Pac-12 title game.


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The coaches' headsets are ready to go on the sideline of the Pac-12 championship game.

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The first large group of Colorado players leaves the locker room, walks the tunnel, and takes the field at the Pac-12 title game.


Davis displays speed on long touchdown

Western Michigan's Corey Davis catches a play-action pass over the middle from Zach Terrell and outruns defenders for a 70-yard touchdown, the team's longest play from scrimmage this season. The Broncos lead Ohio 16-7 in the second quarter.


White's reception sets up Bobcats TD

Greg Windham connects with Papi White for a 67-yard pass before finding Jordan Reid for an 8-yard TD on third-and-goal to pull Ohio within 9-7 of No. 17 Western Michigan in the second quarter.


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"Start Fast, Finish Strong" is the message on the Colorado locker room door at the Pac-12 title game.

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Michigan is rooting for Colorado to upset Washington tonight. Is the ghost of Jim Harbaugh present at Levi's Stadium, his former home for one year before taking over for the Wolverines?

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Washington QB Jake Browning warms up before PAC-12 title game. A big performance could get him an invitation to Heisman ceremony.


Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

The CFP selection committee is here at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, where it met for dinner around 5:30 pm CT and will watch the PAC-12 and MAC conference title games together. This is the only time all season they watch games together, and they will meet again at 8 am CT on Saturday for breakfast and will then discuss the Friday night games even more. They will watch all of the games together on Saturday, and will then stay up as late as they need to and meet again Sunday morning to determine their final ranking of the season. This is it!

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Initial warmups underway at the Pac-12 title game. It's clear, but will drop down to 50 degrees at Levi's Stadium tonight.

No. 17 Broncos take it away early

Western Michigan's Andre Turner recovers a fumble after Ohio QB Quinton Maxwell had the ball slip out of hands during the Bobcats' opening drive of the MAC title game. However, the Broncos lost six yards on the ensuing possession and punted.